The Great Coronavirus Cover-Up

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In a press conference this past Friday, March 20, at the White House, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the following-

“It’s pretty diffused, unfortunately,” Pompeo said of where the false information is coming from. “But we’ve certainly seen it come from places like China and Russia and Iran, where there are coordinated efforts to disparage what America is doing and our activity to do all the things President Trump has set in motion here.”

A member of China’s foreign ministry has publicly claimed the coronavirus may have started in the United States, while Trump and other officials have repeatedly referred to the “Chinese virus” amid international scrutiny that Beijing sought to cover up the threat of the virus shortly after the outbreak first began.

There are many news organizations reporting similar stories about the behavior of other countries in reporting the actual situation related to the Coronavirus.

 Iran – Hiding The Truth

Based upon all news reports coming out of Iran, it appears quite certain that the Iranian Government covered up the situation in their country from the very beginning when it was discovered. Multiple reports suggest that top Iranian Officials lied to the world about the actual situation within the country, which has exploded into a worldwide Coronavirus Pandemic.

Perhaps the most startling evidence to appear were the satellite pictures first published showing mass graves in the city of Qom, which definitely pointed to the fact the Government was hiding the truth from the world.

These images appear in many publications and show the excavation of a new section within a cemetery in Iran’s holy city that was taken toward the end of February. Two long trenches can be seen measuring a total length of roughly 100 yards, or equal to the size of an American Football field.

On 24 February 2020, during the 2020 coronavirus outbreak in Iran, Amirabadi Farahani a legislator from Qom, claimed that there had been at least 50 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) deaths in Qom. At a press conference, the deputy health minister Iraj Harirchi claimed that there had only been 12 COVID-19 deaths in the whole of Iran and only 61 confirmed cases.

At the press conference, Harirchi was coughing and sweating. It was then reported that Harirchi offered to resign if it was proven that even half that number had died. But Farahani refused to back down from his claim, and as reported by the Ilna news agency, he said “I have given the names of 40 dead people to the deputy minister. Now we await his resignation”.

China – Also Covering-Up  

The Lancet Medical Journal Letter

The following letter raises strong suspicions of Chinese Government interference-

On February 24, the same day as the above mentioned news conference in Iran was taking place,   a letter appeared in The Lancet medical journal.  Two nurses from Wuhan explained the difficult situation they found themselves in. It appears at the following link-

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(20)30065-6/fulltext

Only February 26, the above mentioned letter was retracted  by The Lancet because the nurses claimed that the account described therein was not a first-hand account, and that they wished to withdraw the piece. The retraction appears at the following link-

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(20)30076-0/fulltext

 

The Banning Of Journalists From Three Major US Publications

Last week, the Chinese government announced  that it will revoke press credentials for American journalists who work for the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal and whose credentials were set to expire in 2020, retaliating for state media restrictions by the Trump administration.

In retaliation for the U.S. expelling employees of Chinese media agencies, the American reporters who work for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post must hand over their press credentials within 10 days. In the future, they will not be allowed to work in the People’s Republic of China, including Hong Kong and Macao.

In addition, China will require five U.S. media outlets — Voice of America, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and Time — to submit various written reports. 

Chinese Medical Personnel And Citizens Also Afraid Of Telling The Truth

It has also been reported that medical personal are afraid of retaliation by the Chinese Government if they dare speak the truth about the actual situation within the country regarding the Coronavirus.

In one story, a doctor was arrested for sending messages on email and perhaps social media, he has not been heard from since.

 

Russia – Could This Be Another Chernobyl?

The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on Saturday 26 April 1986, at the No. 4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat in the north of the Ukrainian SSR.[1][2] It is considered the worst nuclear disaster in history and is one of only two nuclear energy disasters rated at seven—the maximum severity—on the International Nuclear Event Scale, the other being the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan.

Delayed Announcement

Evacuation began long before the accident was publicly acknowledged by the Soviet Union. In the morning of 28 April, radiation levels set off alarms at the Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant in Sweden,[74][75] over 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) from the Chernobyl Plant. Workers at Forsmark reported the case to the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, which determined that the radiation had originated elsewhere.[75] That day, the Swedish government contacted the Soviet government to inquire about whether there had been a nuclear accident in the Soviet Union.[75] The Soviets initially denied it, and it was only after the Swedish government suggested they were about to file an official alert with the International Atomic Energy Agency, that the Soviet government admitted an accident took place at Chernobyl.[75]

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In a CNN report dated March 23, Anastasia Vasilyeva, a doctor for Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny and leader of the Alliance of Doctors union, made headlines with a series of videos in which she claims the authorities are covering up real coronavirus numbers by using pneumonia and acute respiratory infection as a diagnosis.

“You see they said the first coronavirus patient that died, that the cause of death was thrombosis,” Vasilyeva told CNN. “That’s obvious, nobody dies from coronavirus itself, they die from the complications, so it’s very easy to manipulate this.”

Moscow health officials denied the accusation and said they were testing pneumonia patients for coronavirus.

What Can We Learn From All Of This?

Simply put, dictatorships and those governments who are more concerned about their own interests, rather than the interests of the residents of their countries, put all of us in danger when they don’t tell the truth about the situation that exists.

Russia, Iran and China should have been more considerate to the rest of the world and informed everyone when the Coronavirus outbreak took place. All countries could have acted to help control the virus from its source, and that would have given the world population adequate warning.

“Some People Who Do Something” never change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author
Born and raised in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. Married to a South African, we lived in Johannesburg from 1979 to 1996. Made Aliyah with our seven children on Parshat Lech Lecha. BSB Accounting Degree from the University of Minnesota. Investment Portfolio Manager /Fundamental And Technical Analyst. Wrote in-depth research on companies, markets, commodities for leading financial publications. Served in the US Army Reserves Semi Retired spending quality time with my wife, children, grandchildren and attend Kollel while analyzing current events as they relate to Torah and Mitzvahs.
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